Monday, November 5, 2012
Walking in the Redwood Forest
When planning my mom’s visit, I knew I wanted to take her to see Redwood trees in Muir Woods, so we headed there a week or so ago.
My mom is not a big hiker, so we kept our walk in Muir Woods to the short loop that most people do. When we were there for the first time, over 5 years ago, we hiked well off that loop and into the forest, leaving the crowds behind and getting the woods to ourselves. We hiked for hours and got to our car right after the sun set. It was a magical hike and, even though this time we stayed in the more popular and transited area, the giant trees still worked their magic and made the walk very special.
It was cold in the forest. The sun was just coming out from behind the trees and we could see the rays peaking from behind the thick tree trunks. I love seeing the morning light. Each ray of sun seemed to awaken something new in the forest. It was lovely. My mom really loved it too!
Even though I took quite a few photos, they were all unique to me. The light in each was different, the smell blowing from the trees was different, the way the branches moved was different too.
Some of my favorite photos are the ones in which I captured the creek that runs through the forest. Water and tall trees make for such a zen combo!
After a couple of hours walking around the woods, we headed back to the car and continued with our touristic day with my mom. Our next stop was Sausalito, a town across the Bay from San Francisco.
Sausalito is such a fun town and, on a very clear day like the that one, you can enjoy gorgeous views of the city. We sat at a café by the water, drank a cappuccino and watched the boats go by, the ferries arrive, and the fog crawl in from underneath the Golden Gate Bridge into the bay, slightly covering some buildings in the city.
As we drove back to our place, we were all happy with the wonderful day we had had. My mom really liked what she saw that day and I was happy to see her happy too. Yes, I’m definitely going to miss her when she leaves.
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